Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: 28-year-old acid attack survivor Monica Singh is anything but a victim.
Monica was studying in the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and was visiting her hometown Lucknow when the horrific attack took place around a decade back.
The acid attack was planned by a man whose marriage proposal she had turned down.
The next nine years were spent by her father spending his life savings trying to nurse her recovery.
However, despite the difficulties, she went on to complete her studies in Delhi.
Nine years and 43 surgeries later, Monica fulfiled her dream of getting an admission
into the Parson`s New School of Design in New York for further studies.
But all that is standing between her dream and her is $55,000 as she is short of funds required for her education abroad.
After the death of her father, her brother is the only earning member of her family.
Despite lack of funds, Monica chose not to play a victim again. She took to internet and uploaded a video on YouTube to appeal for funds for her further studies.